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"Elijah in the Whirlwind"

Israel's "Biblical Art" Miniature Coin Series

2011 / 5772

Elijah Gold Miniature Coin 2011

The 8th Coin in the "Biblical Art" Miniature Series

As mentioned in the Book of Kings, the prophet Elijah ascended to heaven in a chariot of fire and was to reappear as a harbinger of the Messiah to come. A famous Biblical scene and an inspiration for artists throughout the ages.

Coin Description


An artistic rendering of Elijah in horse-drawn chariot amongst rings of fire.


The inscription, "Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven, 2 Kings 2.11" in Hebrew and English. The denomination "1" with "New Sheqel". The year of issue "5772/2011" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem at the top.

Cat. No. Item Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 126 Elijah 1 NIS Proof Gold/.999 13.92 mm 1.244 grams 2,000 out of stock

Elijah Gold Miniature Coin 2011 Elijah Gold Miniature Coin 2011

Actual gold weight: 1/25th oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck using polished dies. The planchets are specially selected and polished. The coins exhibit a mirror-like surface in the fields and a frosted appearance on the raised points of the coin. A small Hebrew 'mem' mintmark is struck on the "Jonah" coin below the date.

NIS - New Israel Sheqel

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